Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

A worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion,
protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation

Announcements

We are excited to introduce our Lifetime Members: Lela Bachrach, MD, MS; Karen Bodnar, MD, IBCLC; Sudha Chandrasekhar, MD, MPH; Caroline Chantry, MD, FABM; Yoo-Mi Chung, MD, FABM; Alicia Dermer, MD, FABM; Tamara M. Fusco, MD, IBCLC, FABM; Susan Hayward, MD, FABM; Gail Herrine, MD, FABM; James Kratzer, MD, MPH; Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FABM; Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM; Virginia Meade, DO; James Murphy, MD, FABM; Audrey J. Naylor, MD, DrPH, FABM; MaryAnn O'Hara, MD, MPH, FABM; Rebecca Powers, MD; Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD; Lori Ricke, MD, FABM; Leila Sabet, MD; Ruth Stanhiser, MD; Rima Strassman, MD, FABM; Kanae Tada, MD; and Nancy Wight, MD, FABM.

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SAVE-THE-DATE!

 

19th Annual International Meeting

November 13-16, 2014

Cleveland, OH, USA

 


 


 

Thank you to all who joined us in Philadelphia for the 18th Annual International Meeting, November 21-24!     


         

Pictured Above: Elien Rouw, MD, FABM and Wendy Brodribb, MBBS, FABM, ABM President at 18th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA

Check out more photos from Philadelphia on our Flickr.

 

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is accepting applications for 2014 membership.


Podcast: ABM members and co-hosts Anne Eglash, MD and Karen Bodnar, MD discuss low milk supply, domperidone, and metoclopramideLearn more in the latest Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast.


Latest Research in Breastfeeding Medicine, the Official Journal of ABM
Featured content by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD: "Increasing Breastfeeding Duration: Changing the Paradigm" ... and more.

 

 

 

               

Rahn Bailey,MD, National Medical Association; Flavia E. Mercado, MD, National Hispanic Medical Association;

Robert W. Block, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics; Michael Lu, MD, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HHS

Fifth Annual Summit on Breastfeeding

The Summit on Breastfeeding took place in Washington, DC on June 19-20 to identify targeted strategies for establishing a national breastfeeding agenda as part of our nation's Health Reform. The proceedings of the Summit will be published in the October 2013 issue of Breastfeeding Medicine. Check out the photos on Flickr.

Don't forget to check out W. K. Kellogg Foundations round-up of the Summit here.

 

 

                                 W.K. Kellogg Foundation

                                                           First Food Forum

                                            February 28, 2013 - March 1, 2013

                                                                 Atlanta, GA

On Feb. 28 - March 1, 2013, more than 150 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grantees, advocates and academics met in Atlanta for the inaugural First Food Forum. This video "Growing a First Food Movement - Coming Together in Support of Breastfeeding" showcases the breastfeeding movement.

 

 

Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, Surgeon General, United States and colleagues at The First Food Fourm: Growing a Movement So All Children Thrive in Atlanta, GA


This video highlights the First Food Forum 2013 including an interview with Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM, Editor-in-Chief, Breastfeeding Medicine and ABM founding Board Member.

 

 

Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM, Editor-in-Chief, Breastfeeding Medicine (center) and colleagues at The First Food Forum: Growing a Movement So All Children Thrive in Atlanta, GA

 

 


 

 

WABA

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations, and has consultative status with ECOSOC.

 

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a Core Partner of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The ABM/WABA Physician's Pledge is a vehicle for all physicians to declare their support for the Innocenti Declaration Goals and to "go on record" as a breastfeeding-friendly practicioner.

 

 

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is accepting applications for 2014 membership.


Podcast: ABM members and co-hosts Anne Eglash, MD and Karen Bodnar, MD discuss low milk supply, domperidone, and metoclopramideLearn more in the latest Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast.

 

Latest Research in Breastfeeding Medicine, the Official Journal of ABM
Featured content by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD: "Increasing Breastfeeding Duration: Changing the Paradigm" ... and more.